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Adventures In Attitudes - Human Relations for Educators EDT6692
Bringing out the Best in Students: -Developing Performance Character EDT6750
Brain Power Strategies EDT6900
Courage for The Discouraged EDT6901
The Well-Informed Educator EDT6932
Creative Teaching Strategies for Teaching Core Standards EDT6725
LifePOWER: -Strategies for Reducing Educator and Student Stress EDT6690
Engaging the 21st Century Learner thru Technology EDT6749
Educating for Character -Developing Moral Character EDT6724
Effective Instruction EDT6729
Hands on Math K-8 EDT6748
Succeeding with Students of Poverty EDT6916
IQ-EQ Connections - Helping Kids Care EDT6438
Literacy for Learning - Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum EDT6701
The Teacher's Toolbox EDT6915
Time & Life Mastery - Time Management for Educators EDT6696
Positive Discipline in The Classroom EDT6731
Risk to Resilience - Strength-Based Interventions for Students EDT6747

 

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Creative Teaching Strategies  EDT6275

Authors: Kathleen Frazier EDS, Deborah Walker MA

 

This course is designed for K-12 educators who wish

to energize the curriculum through engaging students in the

Four C’s of 21st Century Learning. These include Creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Communication, and Collaboration. An emphasis on the integration of the arts (music, visual, movement, drama) and classroom technology strategies are presented through motivating activities and authentic projects. Educators will leave with specific strategies aligned with their content that enhance the Core Standards. They will gain a unique perception of the process needed to develop lessons that are “hands on/minds on,” intrinsically meaningful, and cognitively stimulating for the 21st Century Learner. Learn how to create a Makerspace in your classroom, establish a Genius Hour, present graphic novels and inspire innovation through Design Thinking and development of an Entrepreneur Mindset in your students. Research studies have concluded that there is a strong positive relationship between the creative arts and academic success. The content of this course is supported by theorists such as Piaget, Erikson, Maslow, Torrance, Jensen, and Gardner who promote personalized learning as a moral imperative to challenge student thinking and enhance social and intellectual development

 

Overall Course Goals:

• Explore theories and research that support integration of 21st Century Learning Skills and the arts in the K-12 curriculum • Identify and support students’ unique creative potential, and learning styles • Construct classroom environments that exhibit and encourage higher level thinking and collaboration • Integrate the arts into content-specific lessons using music, drama, creative movement, and visual and literary arts • Recognize and apply the process of creating lessons that support the Core Standards provide opportunities for authentic engagement and reflective thinking • Engage in, and develop content specific instructional activities and lessons using strategies such as SCAMPER, simulations, creative problem solving, lyric learning, and gallery walks. • Create techniques and tools to assess, exhibit, and evaluate creativity and student learning • Integrate technology into instruction that supports multi-media and global awareness • Develop an understanding of brain based teaching to personalize learning

 

Course Objectives: • Provide rationale for classrooms to include 21st Century Learning Skills and arts integration • Explore the process of creating meaningful and integrative lessons and projects based on Core standards • Provide participants opportunities to explore individual creativity through self-discovery • Encourage participants to develop self-confidence and to take risks in order to creatively meet the personal learning needs of their students • Provide participants with the ability to ascertain and choose meaningful creative thinking tools to enhance learning • Recognize the importance of providing students with opportunities to critically think and reflect on their learning • Value arts integration and make this process a natural daily connection to the curriculum • Identify advantages to teaching through experience, connection, and immersion • Gain an awareness of the relationship between arts education and student learning successes in other disciplines. • Develop and use rubrics and artifacts for documenting learning

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